NewsDrugs trafficking: Passengers on a trans-Atlantic cruise tried to smuggle weed

Drugs trafficking: Passengers on a trans-Atlantic cruise tried to smuggle weed

Drugs trafficking: Passengers on a trans-Atlantic cruise tried to smuggle weed
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7:24 AM EST, January 26, 2024, updated: 7:11 AM EST, February 1, 2024

American couple Michael Quesenberry and Savannah Rose Minami tried to smuggle 158.73 lbs of marijuana from Miami to Southampton.

Port guards caught a couple before they set sail. First was Quesenberry's. Fifty-six vacuum-packed bags of marijuana were found in his luggage. The passenger - claimed that this marijuana was for personal use and that he had a medical marijuana card back in California.

Authorities then located Minami, who had to explain that she "didn't know Quesenberry." However, police checked her room, where the rest of the drugs were found. The couple was charged with drug trafficking and distribution - reading in a statement signed by Homeland Security special agent Joseph Angarone.

Legal status of marihuana in Florida

Cannabis in Florida is illegal for recreational use. Possession of up to 20 grams is a misdemeanor offense, punishable by up to a year in jail, a fine of up to $1000, and suspending one's driver's license. What is more, bringing it aboard an intercontinental cruise ship is forbidden.

Norwegian Cruise Line has strongly condemned such behavior - The safety and security of our guests is our top priority, as explained in a statement in USA Today.

Soruce: Fox News

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